Councils in SE called to declare Climate Emergency

A World S.O.S. Climate Emergency Day meeting took place on Saturday 2nd February at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham. Organised by Carrie Cort the founder of Sussex Green Living and Nicola Peel an environmental speaker and solutionist.

The meeting was to enabled the groups to learn what climate action is taking place across the region, share ideas and discuss how they could collaborate to increase climate action. Speakers included Nicola who gave a keynote speech on the need for urgent action, three Horsham children who gave excellent speeches on behalf of children and young people. Followed by brief presentations by representatives by:

  • Sussex Green Living and Horsham Repair Cafe – Carrie Cort
  • Climate Reality Leadership Corp – Jenny Edwards
  • Transition Horsham – Alison Marshall
  • Kinder Living Home Show & Refill Horsham District – Jeanette Mercer
  • Transition Town Worthing & Worthing Repair Cafe – Pauline Cory
  • Worthing Climate Action Network – Rod Thick
  • Transition HKD (Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer and Ditchling) – Alistair Whitby
  • Transition Chichester & Chichester Repair Cafe – Tom Broughton
  • Chichester Climate Emergency – Sarah Sharp
  • Cuckmere Valley Transition & Extinction Rebellion Lewes – Dinah Prior
  • Steyning 10:10 – Geoff Barnard
  • Dorking Repair Café, Extinction Rebellion Dorking & Dorking Climate Emergency Week - Pat Smith & Rob Basto

Breakout sessions provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to share ideas which were presented at the end of the meeting.

Also in attendance were five Climate Reality Leaders (including Carrie Cort), these people have been trained by Al Gore the former US Vice President and leading climate change scientists in climate change communications.

A pre-event press release can be read here.  More to follow!

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About Carrie Cort

My name is Carrie Cort, I set up Sussex Green Living out of concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us. With motherhood in 2008 came concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature. I have always had a passion for the countryside, animals and the natural environment. Most of my career has been spent in marketing and communications, mainly within education and the landbased industries, latterly using the power of video communications. In an effort to help create a climate for change I decided to use my knowledge and digital skills to share ideas which anyone can adopt, saving money and the planet. I’m not an expert, just an ordinary person who is on a greening journey and wanting to pass on what I’ve learnt to others. Let’s all make some simple changes, become more resilient and try to lead simpler, less materialistic and consumerist way of life.
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